Exterminate It! Antimalware


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File: alchem.ini

Location of alchem.ini and Associated Malware

Check whether alchem.ini is present in the following locations:

alchem.ini file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\alchem.ini

If you find alchem.ini file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The alchem.ini file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of alchem.ini File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
32655E990173014A7DF9404654DDC120D82May 15, 2010
327A21C2D54CE59005E9B70AC379C6827CFMay 24, 2010
326824B728EE8E3EED71C3AE8594BF43A0AMay 31, 2010
410A4449FA942559253BA528D5866724DDCJun 10, 2010
326AE5EF0F20F28840EEC66982F60658AA8Jun 14, 2010
3263134F0BD17C5F37DCB53BFA05CA1B795Jun 18, 2010
3272623F17FE773AEBC47FEF07DBAE4019DJun 30, 2010
409AFC940A3A669639A54862503D5739967Jul 5, 2010
327709E460FBB5EFC98068C94FA1A035471Jul 7, 2010
32650FDBE64A55525D69155ABB9569F5B17Jul 12, 2010
3277DEA65C1630292D70808F74B998EE3BBJul 13, 2010
3282FE18E52C1E2F5794ACB9516D2859F53Jul 14, 2010
32775AD3768957C62F63C794415504D4C02Jul 21, 2010
3260672E51F9F8BDC8DC94F8F64DD36822BJul 29, 2010
3261DEE1D95AE789F616D8B5D2E73DD9751Aug 6, 2010
229F30067AF32C38F14092F59AB29DBD3FFAug 31, 2010
3264745C5E63C7B7F7D3AF7EF66FEF15236Sep 25, 2010
3277154235ACDF6749155CD8DE54893F257Oct 7, 2010
146DB9DF4CD4A30B26017B6A95A417A19BANov 13, 2010
3708B5D7490F880A5FB01B9F7710F891B3BDec 30, 2010
3705112A4DA476819890C2FAB5C90B330E4Feb 20, 2011
32619F12BABA919DD8EED2BC57A50F8DBBBFeb 27, 2011
3270A51DB728BA803863E91B0D8B7470064Mar 5, 2011
327865FD9E3B5F617C23DDA15754CED60F7Mar 9, 2011
370982EA0B847AD345A8BB8A4426B34B4D7Mar 24, 2011
32753C223D72C36418B88011860FCF89E74Apr 9, 2011
326D105B90FEDDB8DB2F46F2DEB43B78424Apr 14, 2011
327FBE8A54E9504E63353E3903310D7C9A4Apr 16, 2011
326499E484241E75F84C5AC7FD2725E1DF5Apr 25, 2011
3258F0C8948805B0D524983A18465569D4FMay 6, 2011
326F62229EAB45266CDD215E113CD870C50May 29, 2011
326022A44F95C8AC10F9F33BC55E6FE86AEAug 22, 2011
326D2BEB0C100A3E6BBE6D10F2FB4BA1B4AAug 24, 2011
370BC9388C52ECA34E73DE30FD236B187B2Sep 9, 2011
3268CBC7D797BFA91FA8E6F14711C72EE4FSep 26, 2011
327A9CF3898DED90200D5B91C9B71D8A437Nov 1, 2011
326F1F1EED1AF01EE2C65BED5AC3639DEB2Feb 26, 2012
326E8719B5CA5E246B57EC40963216A55EAApr 22, 2012
327081950804BC3C7663B7203D61ADE938AApr 22, 2012
3278F7C1F58FC86F654C06BA188B02FA491Jun 12, 2012
3260587DF6667A0840336410791A9CB1050Nov 29, 2012
3268F0F61E03EABB04717F75ED32B36C65CJan 15, 2013
3264C8D90CDB0E2BB5B334921F8907BAF57Feb 25, 2013
326E12C897D97D4B582D1A11CC618E5BD53Jun 27, 2013
327A2FF8740D24E3E728D7A7F30088AF428Dec 2, 2013
369A323259EEC9A446A828DBC47808E0868Dec 27, 2009
327E10925C06119E25D0B4241E68C1318FBJan 12, 2010
3265C7F0E596DA58D9B1FDD4FC312F8E4F0Jan 15, 2010
326BC08703BCB49BED4186E4FCEEBAA1213Jan 22, 2010
32747FFE0C08D9C7E3229B9C342F9039385Jan 28, 2010
3273BB57F0A0C3C5C1AA22057CA997FBB73Feb 15, 2010
326E57485C92C8E84E63FFEEE9EB73808CBMar 8, 2010

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove alchem.ini^

  1. To enable deleting the alchem.ini file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select alchem.ini and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of alchem.ini and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of alchem.ini and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of alchem.ini will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of alchem.ini will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a alchem.ini malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type alchem.ini. The name of the first found registry value referencing alchem.ini is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to alchem.ini, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of alchem.ini and Associated Malware.